Wishful eating

4 years ago
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This is my second day for the May  NaBloPoMo

 

Today’s prompt is: 

How do you wish you ate if different from your day-to-day realty

 

 

“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.” 
― 
Ernest HemingwayA Moveable Feast

I am not sure where I am going with this but bear with me because somehow I know it will come out.

Day to day my realty is me being a wife, mom  and working in a cubicle counting beans; we all meet one another at the end of our day; we share a meal, a story, a laugh, or a conversation. What follows is an end to that brief time… of taste, connecting, and nurturing.  It becomes chaotic of  sorts  because we all need to prepare for the next thing.

My wish is to slow down;  I want those oysters that Earnest Hemingway writes about, taste the sea, and wash it away with the white wine too. 

We all work hard…these days more so, we have too. At times, I am worn out,  not physically but drained. We are all spread thin, not only the adults the children too. 

I work hard and I want to play hard; my wish is to enjoy the moments away from the pressures that make day-to-day reality.

If  I could change the  way I eat and cook,  it would be to create feasts,  yes feasts!

Not necessarily, a banquet, nonetheless, an opportunity to celebrate our hard work , to forget  the daily pressures , the stress and enjoy what we sow… to simply relish what we are all working so hard for.

Perhaps then we ,or I,  will  lose the empty feeling and begin to be happy and to make plans; as Earnest Hemingway writes in A Moveable Feast.

 

 

 

Mangia, Mangia…No Talk!

 

 

 

 

 

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